Saturday, April 25, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite

A couple weeks ago, Aaron thought it would be really fun to get a kite to fly with Finn. I had to go to Wal-Mart for a few things, so he asked me to get a kite and made me promise not to get the cheapest one (so that it would definitely fly).

They had some crappy looking kites for $3.50, some nicer ones for $8 and some really cool looking ones for $10. Normally, I would go with the cheapest or middle option, but I saw a sweet ten dollar one shaped like an airplane and knew that Aaron would be proud if I got it, so I did.

Long story short -- it nose dived every time and is now a piece of decor in Finn's room.

So, we ended up getting a $3.50 one and it flies great! It is super easy to get in the air and Finn can even fly it by himself. Note to self: just because it is more expensive does NOT mean it is better! That is the last time I will get suckered by the kite makers of the world.


tara said...

that video is priceless. it would totally happen to me except the kite would go super fast into the trees with me falling behind it. good times

What the Hecklinger?! said...

LOL. I was just about to type that I was impressed that you let him hold the kite all by himself--and then the video stopped "buffering" and I saw what happened post-photo--haha! SO CUTE though! I will say, however, that we bought the budget spiderman kite a couple years ago and it was definitely a nose-diver. Very disappointing for 2 little kids who were super-amped to get to the park and fly away. So maybe I'll try the middle of the road and let you know...?

Kathleen said...

Like Hecks, I thought - what a great video and look at Finn holding onto the string.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa - what great footage of Aaron (and Finn) running after the loose kite! FINN-TASTIC ending!

The Parks Family said...

So much fun! I need to buy a kite and now that I know the $3.50 one's at Walmart are good, I may just go get one! Dan would have told me the same thing as Aaron told you. I hope you rubbed it in his face that the cheap one worked better! :)